Letters from the General Minister

May 2024 Presbytery Meeting Letter

May 16, 2024 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Carla L. Campbell Stated Clerk and Congregational Support Associate Thursday, May 16, 2024 Dear Presbytery, Pittsburgh Presbytery will come together on Thursday, May 23, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. in the Hicks Memorial Chapel at …


Two Simple Lessons

May 9, 2024 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Brian Wallace Associate Minister for Emerging Ministries & Acting Head of Staff Thursday, May 9, 2024 Two Simple Lessons I’m a cat dad.  I can’t say this is really a choice I made …


My Perspective on Presbytery Living

May 2, 2024 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Louise Rogers Temporary Associate Minister for Congregational Support Thursday, May 2, 2024 My Perspective on Presbytery Living The time has flown by this past year and a half as I have been working …


The State of the Presbytery: Spring 2024 Edition

April 25, 2024 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Brian Wallace Associate Minister for Emerging Ministries & Acting Head of Staff Thursday, April 25, 2024 Dear Friends- There is a lot going on in the life of Pittsburgh Presbytery, and we’re about …


Board of Pensions Information and Guidance

April 10, 2024 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Brian Wallace Associate Minister for Emerging Ministries & Acting Head of Staff Thursday, April 14, 2024 Dear Friends- I often used this space to reflect on a biblical, theological, or leadership concept that …


Delay in Malawi and South Sudan Pilgrimage

April 4, 2024 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Brian Wallace Associate Minister for Emerging Ministries & Acting Head of Staff Thursday, April 4, 2024 Dear Friends- With disappointment, I share with you the news that the planned pilgrimage of our tripartite …


Prioritizing What Matters

March 21, 2024 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Brian Wallace Associate Minister for Emerging Ministries & Acting Head of Staff Thursday, March 21, 2024 Prioritizing What Matters Self-care was a topic I first heard discussed as I entered the world of …


A Lens of Grace

March 14, 2024 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Brian Wallace Associate Minister for Emerging Ministries & Acting Head of Staff Thursday, March 14, 2024 A Lens of Grace When I joined the Presbytery, Carla joked that there were Pastors in our …


Time Away

February 29, 2024 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Brian Wallace Associate Minister for Emerging Ministries & Acting Head of Staff Thursday, February 29, 2024 Time Away I was made for the COVID-19 Pandemic and the wave of technology that came with …


February Presbytery Meeting

February 22, 2024 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Carla L. Campbell Stated Clerk and Congregational Support Associate Thursday, February 22, 2024 Dear Presbytery, We will gather virtually as a presbytery on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at 1:00 p.m.  During the meeting we …


“I Don’t See Color”

February 15, 2024 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Brian Wallace Associate Minister for Emerging Ministries & Acting Head of Staff Thursday, February 15, 2024 In honor of Henry Highland Garnet Weekend, 2024 There are big moments in our lives.  Developments or …


Henry Highland Garnet Weekend

February 1, 2024 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Brian Wallace Associate Minister for Emerging Ministries & Acting Head of Staff Thursday, February 1, 2024 Dear Friends- I am somewhat of a history buff.  Many of my childhood vacations were spent visiting …


You Can’t Pick Your Family

January 25, 2024 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Brian Wallace Associate Minister for Emerging Ministries & Acting Head of Staff Thursday, January 25, 2024 You Can’t Pick Your Family “You can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your family.” This …


Healthy Ministries Require Healthy Leaders

January 18, 2024 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Brian Wallace Associate Minister for Emerging Ministries & Acting Head of Staff Thursday, January 18, 2024 Healthy Ministries Require Healthy Leaders In July of 2007, our oldest child was born.  We had been …


The Problem with Resolutions

January 4, 2024 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Brian Wallace Associate Minister for Emerging Ministries & Acting Head of Staff Thursday, January 4, 2024 The Problem with Resolutions Some verses of scripture are more popular.  For example, you’ve probably seen John …